Passagemaking Course

Published by Swain Sailing School and Yacht Charters on Tuesday, 26th July 2016 - 12:10PM


Swain Sailing Passage Making and Delivery Course 

Passage Making is a 6 day/5 night course that challenges those students who have taken Basic Keelboat and Live Aboard Cruising or have the equivalent qualifications. Everything you learned from the aforementioned courses is put to use along with new skills you master through this course. Some of these skills include night time approaches to anchorages, night time man overboards, full on navigation, lights at night, standing watches, proper customs and immigration procedures, and all of the safety items one must know when sailing out of sight of land.

We offer several itineraries for this course:

Coastal Passage Making (ASA 106):

--Update for Fall/Winter 2021- Spring 2022: Please note that due to entry and exit protocols and COVID restrictions, training will stay within the BVI.  

Prerequisite: ASA 104, 105 (may be added as a supplement).

Tuition: US$2,695

BVI - St. Martin - St. Barths (or Anguilla) - BVI

BVI - St. Croix - St. Thomas - St. John - BVI

BVI- Spanish Virgins- BVI

Antigua - Iles des Saintes - Dominica (Visit Antigua Itinerary Page)

Delivery and Offshore Passage Making  courses (ASA 108): 

Prerequisite: ASA 106, 107 or 117 

Spring: BVI- Newport, Rhode Island

Fall: Rhode Island- BVI

Training Boats: Hanse 548, Astrea 42, Saona 47

Tuition: US$3,495pp.

Link here for more information on our Offshore Passage Making and Delivery courses.

Contact Us for availability and book your course. 

A minimum deposit of 50% of total package is due at the time of the booking. Balance is due 60 days prior to the course start date.

*For our Delivery courses the finish date is always estimated and is dependent on wind and weather conditions. We recommend that crew arranging airfare purchase tickets that can be changed without penalty. This does not apply to our standard Passage Making courses.

ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising tuition includes:

Night of arrival hotel stay or sleep aboard

6 day/5 night Live Aboard Sailing

Provisioning: All breakfasts, 4 lunches, 2 dinners, snacks and starter kit

(all meals are provided for our delivery courses).

Cruising Permit (if applicable)

Boat water and fuel

Yacht Damage Insurance

Clearing fee

Medmoor fee

Texts and certification fees (certifications are add'l for deliveries, please link to Passage Making Training for details).

Course Prerequisites:

This course may be taken for non certification with the required sailing (cruising) experience. If certifying, there are 3 lower level prerequisites:

Coastal Navigation This course may be completed as a supplement to Passage Making

Basic Keelboat

Bareboat Cruising

*Not included:

Air fare

Meals and other activities ashore

Beverages and ice

Government departure tax (if applicable)

Instructor's gratuity

Airport transfers

Contact Us to schedule your Passage Making course. 

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